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In Review: 2010 Georgia HS Football Season

ATLANTA -- Georgia's high school football season is over, but the speculation does not have to stop. In addition to reviewing the computer's predictions, Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net takes a look at how good this year's champions are compared to teams from the past.

This year, Massey Matchups correctly predicted three of five state champions. The computer predictor tool finished with a 23-12 record in the final three rounds of the state playoffs. In the regular season, Massey Matchups finished 161-46, bringing its overall season record to 184-58.

The computer's prediction for each championship game is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Brookwood 38, Colquitt County 28; Brookwood wins 52-38

10 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You

ATLANTA -- What does a burglar think when they look at your flower beds?

Could information you post on your Facebook page be of interest to a burglar?

Read this list of Ten Things a Burglar Won't Tell You.

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste, and taste mean there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming systems they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up in the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer on your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

Georgia State Finals: Previews and Predictions

ATLANTA -- This weekend, 10 teams play for a state championship.

Four teams have been in this position as recently as last season; others have never played for a state title. Some teams are facing opponents their schools have never faced. Some schools were predicted to win a state championship before the playoffs started. Other schools were predicted to lose as early as the second round.

All 10 teams have taken different paths, but they are all in the same position now.

What should the fans expect to see? Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net previews all five games and the computer tool Massey Matchups predicts the exact score and point spread of each matchup.

Newton Could Be Atlanta's First Heisman Winner

ATLANTA -- Should Auburn quarterback Cam Newton win the Heisman Trophy, as many predict he will, he would be the first Atlanta native to take home college football's most prestigious award. Three native Georgians have won the award, but none of them were from Atlanta.

Newton played high school football at College Park's Westlake High School, graduating in 2007.

Coming out of Westlake, Newton was rated as one of the nation's top quarterback prospects. His high school head coach, current Douglass-Atlanta coach Dallas Allen, said, "Even when Cameron played his first football game for me, I knew that he had a chance to play on Sunday."

"He's just that type of athlete who will give you everything you got and I still don't think Cam has reached his full potential yet," he said.

Massey Matchups Misses on Half of Semifinal Games

ATLANTA -- The Georgia high school football semifinals proved to be tough for Massey Matchups to predict. Out of 10 games, the computer predictor tool correctly picked only five winners.

That brings Massey Matchups to 20-10 in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The computer went 1-1 in all five classifications; its most accurate predictions were Carrollton's big win over Burke County and Clinch County's win over Wilkinson County.

Here are how the semifinals went. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Georgia Football State Championship Matchups

ATLANTA -- The state championship games will be played at the Georgia Dome. Here are the matchups for each classification:

5A: Colquitt County at Brookwood

4A: Chattahoochee at Starr's Mill

3A: Sandy Creek at Carrollton

2A: Calhoun at Buford

Single-A: Clinch County at Savannah Christian

 

The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 10 - AA - 4:30pm |  AAAA - 8:00pm

Dec. 11 - A - 1:00pm | AAA - 4:30pm | AAAAA - 8:00pm

Georgia High School Football Semifinals Recap

ATLANTA -- Ten teams advanced to the Georgia high school state championships. Who did they beat to get there?

Class 5A

Colquitt County 31, Grayson 24... GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Brookwood 26, Collins Hill 7... GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Class 4A

Chattahoochee 22, Statesboro 21

Starr's Mill 20, Tucker 19

Class 3A